Believe it or not, school is almost out for the summer! As you’re packing your kid’s backpack for the last day, don’t forget to include something special for their teacher—it’s time to say thanks for all their guidance and support. Drawing a blank when it comes to teacher gift ideas for the end of the school year? We’re here to make shopping as easy as 1-2-3. Below, find a comprehensive list of end-of-year teacher gifts that'll definitely earn an A+ when it comes to thoughtful presents.
Personalized Teacher Gifts
Go the extra mile with a customized present. These personalized teacher gifts are cute and creative.
Pink Apple Parties Personalized Teacher Notepad
Upgrade teacher’s desk with this adorable custom stationery, which reads “a note from [teacher’s name].”
Buy it: $9, Etsy.com
Shutterfly Teacher Apple Mason Jar
This cute cup can be customized with the name of your child’s teacher and school.
Buy it: $20, Shutterfly.com
Oscar & Emma Appreciation Notebook
Personalize this pretty notebook with whatever colors and text you like. We love the idea of putting the teacher’s room number on the pencils printed on the cover!
Buy it: $16, Minted.com
Knock Knock ‘Why You’re the Best Teacher Ever’ Fill in the Love Journal
Expressing gratitude isn’t always easy. That’s why this personalizable book comes in clutch. The prompts will help your child think of just the right words.
Buy it: $11, Amazon.com
Shutterfly Photo Book
Surprise your kid’s teacher with a sweet photo book filled with snapshots of the class. This is a great personalized teacher gift to collaborate on with other parents.
Buy it: Starting from $16, Shutterfly.com
DIY Teacher Gifts
Want to make something yourselves? Check out these end-of-year teacher gift ideas that are a little more DIY.
Little Legel Designs ‘You’re the Balm’ Apple Custom Teacher Gift
Download and print out this punny card, which is a play on the phrase “you’re the bomb,” then attach the round lip balm of your choice.
Buy it: Starting from $5, Etsy.com
Gosh So Posh ‘You Are the Key to Our Children’s Success’ Key Fob Gift
Pair a store-bought keyring with this printable gift tag for a special touch. The card reads, “you’re the key to our children’s success!”
Buy it: $7, Etsy.com
The Paper Dolls Shop ‘Thanks for Helping Me Grow’ Flower Pot Tag
Raising a little gardener? Have your kid pot a plant (bonus points if they hand-paint the vessel!), then stick this sparkly “thanks for helping me grow” sign in the soil.
Buy it: $8, Etsy.com
Laurel Street Design ‘To a Re-MARK-able Teacher’ Printable
Put together a teacher gift basket filled with new markers (be they whiteboard pens or grading utensils). Then, stick on this adorable note that says, “to a re-mark-able teacher.”
Buy it: $5, Etsy.com
Paper & Taigh One Smart Cookie Teacher Tag
Print this “I’m one smart cookie because of you” gift tag and tie it to a box of homemade—you guessed it—cookies that your child helped bake.
Buy it: $6, Etsy.com
Unique Teacher Gifts
We think all the end-of-year teacher gifts on this list are unique. That being said, the following presents are extra-original.
The Knot Shop Glass Tea Infuser Travel Cup in Periodic Table Teacher Printing
Here’s a genius present for the tea-cher in your life: an infuser bottle decorated with their name in periodic table letters. Pair it with some loose leaves for a gift they’ll love to sip from.
Buy it: $23, TheKnotShop.com
Sheila Kitts Paperie Personalized Teacher Stickers
These custom school stickers may just top the list of unique gifts for teachers. They come personalized with the educator’s name and an illustrated portrait of them!
Buy it: Starting from $22, Etsy.com
Pink Pueblo 2 Personalized Teacher Rubber Stamp
Or, try this awesome custom stamp that prints cartoon pictures of your teacher along with the phrase “[teacher’s name] says great job!”
Buy it: $27, Etsy.com
Stampmojis Teacher Stamps
Can you tell we think fun stamps are some of the best end-of-year teacher gifts? This set will let them ink papers with teacher-themed emojis.
Buy it: $14, Amazon.com
Ban.do Get it Together Desk Buddies Stapler
There’s nothing like splashy desk accessories to brighten up their teaching days. They won’t want to wait until next school year when they see this silly googly-eyed stapler.
Buy it: $16, Amazon.com
Funny Teacher Gifts
Does your kid’s teacher have a great sense of humor? Try one of these funny teacher gifts bound to get some laughs.
Anya Handmade Jewelry Teacher Keychain
This hilarious keychain is engraved with, “I teach toddlers. You can’t scare me.” But honestly, something similar would work for any grade—all ages can be tough to teach!
Buy it: $14, Etsy.com
K.C.’s Creation Station ‘After School Snack’ Wine Glass
How about a teacher gift they can toast to the end of the year with?
Buy it: $11, Etsy.com
Funny Things My Students Say by Sweet Harmony Press
There’s no doubt your child’s teacher has heard some crazy stuff from their students. Help them preserve the giggle-inducing memories with this fill-in journal.
Buy it: $6, Amazon.com
F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers by Richard Benson
In a similar vein, this funny teacher gift is full of wrong but hysterical test answers from real students.
Buy it: $7 for a paperback, Amazon.com
Custom Gifts ‘If You Read This, This Teacher Is Off Duty’ Socks
They’ll get a kick out of these “off duty” socks whenever they kick up their feet this summer.
Buy it: $17, Amazon.com
Cheap Teacher Gifts
You don’t have to spend big to say thanks, which is why we’ve kept this list affordable. On the hunt for even more cheap teacher gifts? The end-of-year teacher gift ideas below all cost $10 or less.
World Market Gold Metallic Monogram Mug
Their school morning coffee will taste even better coming from this personalized mug.
Buy it: $8, WorldMarket.com
How Teachers Swear! An Adult Coloring Book
The funny end-of-year teacher gifts aren’t over yet! This silly teacher coloring book will keep them busy over summer break.
Buy it: $7, Amazon.com
HarLex Personalized Leather Bookmark
Neither are the personalized teacher gifts. Customize this stylish bookmark with their name or a learning-themed quote.
Buy it: $9, Etsy.com
The Posh Shop ‘Please Return to Teacher’ Pencil Set
Solve the problem of a constant pencil shortage with these personalized scribblers. Now students will remember to borrow—not steal.
Buy it: $10, Etsy.com
Sugarfina Fuji Apple Caramels
These candies are a sophisticated (and far more appreciated) alternative to the traditional apple teacher gift.
Buy it: $8, Sugarfina.com
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Published April 2019